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had to act for the middle class. we rescued general motors. we made sure that we cut taxes for the middle class. and in addition to that -- when that occurred, what did romney do? he said, no, let the detroit go bankrupt. we helped people refinance their homes. governor romney said, no, let foreclosures hit the bottom. it shouldn't be surprising for a guy who says 47% of the american people are unwilling to take responsibility for their own lives. my friend, recently in a speech for washington said 30% of the american people are takers. these people are my mom and dad, the people i grew up with, my neighbors. they pay more effective tax than governor romney pays in federal income tax. they are elderly people living on social security, veterans and people fighting in afghanistan right now who are, quote, not paying any tacks. i have had it up to hear with that notion of 47%. it's about time to take responsibility. instead of signing pledges to grover norquist, not to ask the wealthiest amongitous contribute to bring back the middle class, they should be signing a pledge to t
. they more effective tax than governor romney pays in his federal tax. they are veterans and people fighting in afghanistan right now who are quote not paying any taxes. it's about time they take some responsibility here. and instead of signing pledges to grove norquist not to ask the wealthy among u.s. to tribute to bring back the middle class, they need to say we are not going to repeat the mistakes we had in the past making sure we continue to hemorrhage these tax cuts for the super wealthy. they are pushing the continuation of a tax cut that will give an additional $500 billion n tax cuts to 120,000 families and they are holding hostage the middle class tax cut because they say we won't continue that tax cut unless you continue the tax cut for the super wealthy. >> mr. ryan. >> ryan: you know what the unemployment rate in scranton is today? >> biden: i sure do. >> ryan: it was 8.5% when you came in. >> biden: look that's not how it is going. it is going down -- >> two-minute answer please. >> ryan: did they come in and inherit a tough situation? absolutely.
ahead and cut taxes for the middle class, and in addition to that, when that occurred, what did romney do? he said, no, let detroit go bankrupt. we moved in and helped people refinance their homes. governor omney said, no, let foreclosures hit the bottom. it's not surprising for a guy who says 47% of the american people are unwilling to take responsibility for their own lives. my friend in washington said 30% of the american people are takers. these people are my mom and dad, the people i grew up with, my neighbors. they pay more effective tax than governor romney pays in the federal income tax. they are elderly people who, in fact, live off of social security. there are veterans and people fighting in afghanistan right now, quote, not paying any taxes. i had it up to here with the notion that 47% -- it's about time they take some responsibility here, and instead of signing pledges to grover norquist not to ask the wealthiest among us to bring back the middle class, they should sign a pledge saying to the middle class we'll level the playing field giving you a fair shot again. we are
he said that cutting taxes should not be part of negotiation of tax reform. i wonder if those comments in any way reflect the democratic stance. >> the president made clear that he supports tax reform broadly, but senator schumer is making an important point, that the wealthiest must pay their fair share. he is making the very clear point the president has made and others have made that it is fanciful thinking to imagine that you can give more tax cuts to millionaires and billionaires, and that the pixie dust of trickle-down economics will somehow erase any damage to the deficit or hold harmless the middle class -- it is a mirage. it is not realistic. the broader issues of tax reform are something that very much interest the president of united states, but has always -- his approach is always that everyone has to pay their fair share, everyone has to pay their -- everyone has to get a fair shot. in the debate he is having with the election and has been having with republicans on capitol hill, if we take a balanced approach that includes increased revenues by asking millionaire
immediately rescued general motors. we made sure we cut taxes for the middle class and in addition to that, and when that occurred, what did romney do? romney said, no, let detroit go bankrupt. we helped people refinance their homes. governor romney said, no, let foreclosures hit the bottom. it shouldn't be surprising for a guy that says 47% of the american people are unwilling to take responsibility for their own lives. my friend recently said 30% of the american people are takers. these people are, my mom and dad, the people i grew up with, my neighbors. they pay more taxes than governor romney pays in his federal income tax. they are elderly who are living off of soecial security. they are veterans. i've had it up to here with this notion that 47% -- it's about time they take some responsibility here. and instead of signing pledging to grover nord quist not to ask the wealthiest to contribute to bring back the middle class, they should say to the middle class, we're going to level the playing field. we're going to give you a fair shot again. we are going to not repeat the mistakes we ma
, plant closings, layoffs, outsourcing, income tax returns, cayman islands in the bermudas. they took a baseball bat and beat romney's brains and in the six or seven swing states and that is why his numbers are upside down and that is why he has had so many problems until now. why they did that i don't know. i've been asking that question since june and i just think it was a huge miscalculation and the romney campaign family intervention that politico reported the other day basically tried to introduce him. this is what they should've done and the intervention that was reported was that mrs. romney and tad romney the oldest son of mitt romney went to his father and said you have to change things. is that the essence of of the? >> yeah and the family have wanted to take the charlie cook approach and alluded to the fact that their big bad from the beginning, the stuart steven sperry, the chief strategist very in the campaign was that all you had to be was not obama and that turned out to be wrong. you see it in the different channels they are doing now. no, you have to be yourself and n
people are you paying payroll taxes? that's a pretty good number. the unemployment comes from what we call the household survey, calling people up at home and saying do you have a job? are you working? are you unemployment and looking for a job or unemployed and not looking for a job. in that group it's a larger group because you have the self-employed. over the obama years, more and more people have left the labor force completely. especially older people between 50 and 56 that live off their savings and ira's before they should. some of those folks have returned in part-time work essentially in home-based businesses. about 110, 115,000 jobs are created in the establishment survey or the employer survey. but about 850 in the household survey, that would imply 700,000 or about 5% of american families have established a home-based business. it's completely implausible that that could happen. >> okay. so you say it's completely implausible and you are not the first economist to say this. and the only sample in terms of teeny fraction something like 55,000 people they call. is it possibl
of some of the things that president obama said. right now the $5 trillion tax cut both of them argued over is in a new ad the romney campaign put out this morning because the romney campaign feels they need to clear up what president obama is saying about it, which is that it's not true. >> how forgiving is the american voter if president obama had what he would claim is just a bad night? >> it's hard to say. what will have to happen is president obama will have to have a much better debate in new york, about a week and a half away. i've talked to a lot of democrats and big obama fans who are miserable about the president's debate performance because they think he did a bad job and might have ruined his chances. >> why do you think that was? >> you know, part of it was president obama's strategy. he wanted to come in looking presidential. david axlerod says in a conference call this week with reporters that the president didn't want the american people to see two candidates on stage insulting each other and for that reason he stayed above the fray but he needed to look for aggressive.
in the inner city and paul ryan said bringing opportunity. >>> and you can do that with cutting taxes with a big tax cut. >> paul ryan said those are your word and not mine thampts kind of strange are you trying to stuff words in people's mouths. this was a local affiliate out of flint, michigan. an important state. >> brian: especially the polls are closing to within three. and it is interesting that paul ryan is out giving interviews and vice-president biden is in a six day -- c>> steve: no kidding. good for paul ryan stick to the press. the guy had something in mind. and it is the thing that newt gingrich did and was effective. maybe joe biden should be looking for that paul ryan. >> gretchen: the mitt romney declaring war on the president obama. >> how does romney's plan stack up. veteran of the wars. coming up next. >> brian: you never saw a full fight quite like this one. >> steve: oh, my goodness. you are right. and then you never saw a bull fight like that one. we'll watch it over and over again. weight watchers online was so easy you look up a food, you eat the food, you trac
to be revenue neutral. in one sentence he said he would not lower taxes on the upper income americans and rather not raise taxes on upper income americans but he would lower the tax rate from 35, 40 to 35% or to 25%. how can both be true? you can't say i'm lowering tax without lowering tax. >> you're raising revenue by eliminating loopholes. >> he didn't say what loopholes he would cut. unless he is going to do that you don't have the math to do it. martha: see he said would take it to congress to decide how loopholes. >> he has not been specific at all. martha: okay. tucker what do you think about this strategy because clearly we're hearing it from everybody from robert gibbs on down the line. >> right. martha: that they are saying a different mitt romney showed up the other night. the president has joked about it. bill clinton been joking in las vegas. welcome back, mitt romney. who is this guy? this is clearly where they're going to go here. will it work? >> if you look at poll numbers i don't think the obama people are actually laughing about it. say that. all campaigns accuse one another of
. >> when talking about sesame street and not taxes, you know, foreign policy or, you know, what to do about the fiscal cliff, what kind of a campaign is that? >> well, this is -- so the gamut here, you mentioned, this is on cable tv nationally in some broadcast tv nationally and not in any swing state. if the obama campaign spent $100,000 on this ad buy, i would be surprised. they certainly don't have any real money behind it. this is meant to be a talker in the media and to send to their base and say see, mitt romney, he's being ridiculous. the danger when you do things like this, this close to an election is to your point, i got lots of republicans sending me the famous barack obama quote from 2008 about john mccain that he can't talk about big things in this election so he's trying to make it about small things. i don't think barack obama is trying to make this election about big bird. this seems a targeted strategy at a small group of people. at the same time it certainly opens them up to the, you know, look, we have serious problems in this country, barack obama has said that many time
government. our government taxes and spends out of control and our civil liberties are constantly under attack. we can fix it, but we need to get government back into its cagae. >> our final opening statement is from jeff flake. >> good to be here. two days ago, cheryl and i received a wonderful phone call from my son syan and forming as we are grandparents. aidan was born into a wonderful family, but he was born into $50,000 of debt. his share of the federal debt we all hold. that is why the stakes in this election are so high. we have to have somebody who understands fiscal discipline. that has been my record in the house of representatives, where i fought my own leadership on issues like earmarks. they punish me for it, but i kept at it and we do not have earmarks any more. that is the kind of attitude i will take to the united states senate. my opponent have a great rÉsume a. but a great resonate is not a plan. he has been running for a year now and we do not know where he stands on the major issues of the day. we have a choice in this election. we can elect somebody who does not h
trillion tax cut. that's not my plan." mitchell: "the nonpartisan tax policy center concluded that mitt romney's tax plan would cost $4.8 trillion over 10 years." vo: why won't romney level with us about his tax plan, which gives the wealthy huge new tax breaks? because according to experts, he'd have to raise taxes on the middle class - or increase the deficit to pay for it. if we can't trust him here... w could we ever trust him here? then you may be looking for help in choosing the right plan for your needs. so don't wait. call now. whever your health coverage needs, unitedhealthcare can help you find the right plan. open enrollment to choose your medicare coverage begins october 15th and ends december 7th. so now is the best time to review your options and enroll in a plan. medicare has two main parts, parts a and b, to help cover a lot of your expenses, like hospital care... and doctor visits. but they still won't cover all of your costs. now's the time to learn about unitedhealthcare plans that may be right for you. are you looking for something nice and easy? like a single plan t
regulation, fewer taxes, getting government out of the way so small business can grow. they really like his pledge to take apart health care reform. but they say they think president obama will win. so that's an interesting part, they think president obama will win, but they would prefer a mitt romney presidency. now, someone else who would prefer a not obama presidency, have you heard of the ceo named david siegal? >> no, i read this. it's incredible. >> he's the ceo who made a fortune during the boom, the period of easy money. what you're seeing right now is a documentary called "the queen of versaille" about he and his wife building this 90,000-square-foot home in florida that had to be shut down. he wrote a letter to all 7,000 employees saying, don't vote for obama. the economy doesn't currently pose a threat to your job. what does threaten your job, however, is another four years of the same presidential administration. he says people will lose their job if obama is still in the white house. he's kind a character, actually. >> he seems like a little pressure to be saying that to his 7,
republicans by congressman paul ryan to cut taxes for the wealthiest 2% in this country, that is the president's responsibility and demonstrated that responsibility. >> the president and vice presidents have never been briefed about the fact that more security, never in the presidential daily briefing? >> matters of security personnel are appropriately discussed and decided upon, those responsible for it. everyone responsible for national security, those knowledgeable about it on capitol hill have been aware of the fact that libya is a dangerous place. [talking over each other] >> it was not said last night. what the vice president said -- [talking over each other] >> talking about never briefed that more security -- >> there was a four hour public hearing where the issue was talked about, very specific request for security personnel were made and adjudicated at the state department. hist [talking over each other] >> i am not going to talk to you about -- i am saying matters of how many are -- not decided at the white house but the state. >> on september 10th put out a press release showing th
televised debate and hit the sweet spot. conversation about taxs and the future of taxes specifically the soon to expire bush tax cuts. >> so the next time they say don't worry about it we'll get a few wealthy people to pay their share, watch out middle class the tax bill comes to you. >> that is referring to the current plan to let the taxes for the top expire and maintain the rest for lowwer and middle class . romney campaign insisting that all of the bush taxes need to be preserved. back to you. >> brian: 26 minutes before the hour. twitter partnered with this and great to do the debate and read your twitter to find out what people think. >> gretchen: it had to do with pearly whites. here is larry. snl will have to can devote a entire show to biden's facial expression. >> steve: saturday night live. >> brian: gretch gretchh -- gretchen has a personal reaction. >> steve: mr. james fortune said the real winner in the debate is joe biden's dent mr. #2: . he does have a beautiful set of choppers and we saw them a lot in inappropriate times and saw them a lot when paul ryan talked about
issues. like whether tax rates can be lowered without adding to the deficit. >> not mathematically possible. >> it is mathematically possible. it's been done before. it's precisely what we're proposing. >> it has never been done before. >> it's been done a couple of times, actually. >> it has never been done before. >> jack kennedy lowered tax rates, increased growth. ronald reagan -- >> oh, now you're jack kennedy? >> reporter: biden went right at ryan over mitt romney's controversial comments calling 47% of americans who don't pay income taxes irresponsible. >> the idea, if you heard that, that little soliloquy on 47%, you think he just made a mistake, then i got a bridge to sell you. >> i think the vice president very well knows sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. >> but i always say what i mean. >> reporter: when biden wasn't talking, he seemed oddly amused. by our count -- smiling or breaking out in laughter 92 separate times. expressive, often interrupting and occasionally personal. >> this is a bunch of stuff. look, here's the deal. >> what does t
estate taxes, climate change, environmental regulations, energy policy are hurting farmers. he continues to go after the president on issue of jobs of the even though the unemployment number is down below the psych lodge call level at 8% on the stump in newport news, governor romney found a new way to use it. >> if you look back 60 years, at all the months we had unemployment before 8% before president obama. there were 39 months. in all 60 years with unemployment above 8%. under this president there have been 43 months. under one president alone. he does not understand what it takes to create a real recovery. i do. >> reporter: bill you mentioned the pew poll. the pew poll governor romney was seen as guy with new ideas. he was the one people trust to create jobs. bill: one of the lingering numbers in the debate governor romney's honesty to cut federal spending. >> taking on big bird. bill: how is the obama team, responding that, going after it? >> governor romney was trying to make a point cutting unnecessary spending said. i like pbs i like big bird. i even like you, jim lehrer, but i
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